ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Saturday May 13, 2017 — Grenada is experiencing year on year growth in the German market and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is seeking more opportunities to increase its market share.
Last month, GTA’s chief executive officer Patricia Maher visited Germany to meet with travel agents, tour operators and airlines that are Grenada’s partners.
Coming out of the meeting with Head of Network Development Long Haul for Condor Airlines Wilken Bellmann and his Junior Manager Ruben Schmidt, it was agreed that focus should be placed on growing winter season bookings.
“I was excited to hear that Condor is partnering with Caribbean Airlines and are in negotiations with LIAT for connecting flights. This is great news for us especially for summer 2017. Germans can check-in in Frankfurt and connect seamlessly with luggage on LIAT to Pure Grenada. CONDOR are also code sharing with Air China so it makes Frankfurt a seamless hub to Asia for Grenada,” said Maher.
Subsequently, meetings were held with key people at Thomas Cook/Neckermann and DerTouristik/Meier’s Weltreisen Tour Operators to discuss the promotion of destination Pure Grenada.
As part of the visit, the CEO and German sales team representatives paid visits to travel agents in Wiesbaden and at Frankfurt Airport to engage them on selling Grenada as a destination.